Thank you for visiting artful embellishments. This is the third year for this blog and I am so happy to keep publishing. I started in 2011 and began with a quilt of the week, this lead to the leaf of the week for my newly designed paper tree that is located on the wall of my garage in 2012.......2013 is going to bring a lot of excitement and positive change. As a personal challenge for 2013, I plan on designing a artist trading card each week to be featured on the blog.
With so many interests, there will be quilting, art quilting, leaves (and more leaves), as well as experiments in thermofax screen printing, fabric dying, and tons of DIY recycle projects. I may even enter that altered fashion scene. To a happy and healthy 2013, may we all find happiness in those things we create....thank you for stoping by artful embellishments.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Giddy Up!!

"Live your life on purpose" Dan Zadra

Greencraft magazine focuses on some of the most unique art. Recycled objects are made into beautiful items. I have been smitten by the french fry crayon holders, water bottle art, and countless others. One of my favorites was the make over of cow boy boots. I love cow boy boots, I don't ride horses, haven't been to a working ranch, and don't know how to milk a cow, but I love cow boy boots. I like looking at them, and the more decorative the better. In Sante Fe, New Mexico, there were countless stores with cow boy books that were in the thousands of dollars. Hand sewn, embroidered, multi-colored, you name it, they had it. Mike bought me a pair of vinyl old musty navy blue cowboy boots for me to artistically enhance.  I painted them up red and did a daring flame in silver and black. I used every type of sequin and embellishment I could find.  Better yet, I found a way to incorporate them into my decor. Anyone can buy decorations from a store or an art gallery, but can you take a $1 pair of cowboy boot cast off's and sexy them up?

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